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The Truth About Exercise at a Calorie Deficit

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  • arguablysamsonarguablysamson Posts: 1,553Member Member Posts: 1,553Member Member
    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/standalone/1lb-does-not-equal-3500-calories/ what do you guys think about this? I was reading this today

    Ignore all of that stuff. Just ignore it.
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    How do you know what your cortisol levels are? Just using how stressed you feel as a gauge?
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Hi i have 50 pounds to loose. As it is i am used to walk an average of 2-3 miles a day. I have started a gym and i am going and do 15 min bike and some crunches,squats and get in the sauna. That also helps me w the night time difficult time of eating and drinking wine.
    I have started w smaller breakfast ans no lunch and small dinner.
    Since dinner is the worse i think that should be my meal .
  • SavedByGrace26356SavedByGrace26356 Posts: 544Member Member Posts: 544Member Member
    Hi Alicia: Whatever works for you so you can get to one meal a day is a good starting place. I ate a very small lunch and a regular dinner then kept narrowing my feeding window until I ate one meal at dinner. Sounds like you have a good plan.
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Would a protein beverage do it?
  • SavedByGrace26356SavedByGrace26356 Posts: 544Member Member Posts: 544Member Member
    The reason Bob said you should try to skip breakfast and wait until noon to eat is once you eat or drink something with calories you will break your fast and your blood sugar rises. The program works when you skip breakfast, eat at noon and try narrowing your feeding window. You can have iced or hot tea, water, or calorie free beverage until you eat a small lunch. That way you're fasting all night and morning.
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    I did. Today is my second day. Lost 2 pounds. I am trying but i get humgry by 3pm
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Thanks...i worked out before eating so its a better management than eating and then working out.
    Doing a lot of teas
  • arguablysamsonarguablysamson Posts: 1,553Member Member Posts: 1,553Member Member
    Great going, Alicia.
  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    blambo61 wrote: »
    How do you know what your cortisol levels are? Just using how stressed you feel as a gauge?

    I get tested. Blood and urine tests.
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Thanks for the encouragement
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    I am having issues as to determine how many calories to eat...i am quite loss resistant. But i have the issue of feeling deprived which is the psychological part that brings me to binge.
    i sit all day and what have been doing for the last 9 months is walk to and from work to train station which is on average 3 miles total that is 10K steps...my body is used to it actually helps me to decompress after work.
    If i dont have some wine then i dont sleep good and wake on average 2 times, i dont want to take any melatonin because then i feel groggy.
    I have watched all the videos of youtube and have helped. Any suggestions to determine a good deficit? I am actually eating 1000 a day and working my way to eat at night because its easier as far as socializing.
  • DebSozoDebSozo Posts: 2,592Member Member Posts: 2,592Member Member
    I am having issues as to determine how many calories to eat...i am quite loss resistant. But i have the issue of feeling deprived which is the psychological part that brings me to binge.
    i sit all day and what have been doing for the last 9 months is walk to and from work to train station which is on average 3 miles total that is 10K steps...my body is used to it actually helps me to decompress after work.
    If i dont have some wine then i dont sleep good and wake on average 2 times, i dont want to take any melatonin because then i feel groggy.
    I have watched all the videos of youtube and have helped. Any suggestions to determine a good deficit? I am actually eating 1000 a day and working my way to eat at night because its easier as far as socializing.

    Use a TDEE calculator where activities are included (not MFP that is NEAT and will have to eat back exercise calories with NEAT). Then eat 500 calories less a day on average to lose I pound a week. If you are still really too hungry you can try eating TDEE minus 250 calories a day to lose 1/2 pound a week.
    edited December 2016
  • Alicia09NYCAlicia09NYC Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    found it!! thanks DebSozo...somehow I was doing it a bit on the low side..work in progress. It takes time to fine tune and change old patterns
    edited December 2016
  • cbs1988cbs1988 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Amazing advice. Logical and to the point. Cheers man. I was never lazy to begin with but watching your videos and getting back in the driving seat in terms of diet and sugar levels....feels....well, pretty damn good.
    So thank you.
  • slurioslurio Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    If all I have to lose is 20 lb and just started OMAD, I don't exercise , will it help me ? I know it would it just makes sense that it will but it not being accompanied with exercises is not very efficient for me right?
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    slurio wrote: »
    If all I have to lose is 20 lb and just started OMAD, I don't exercise , will it help me ? I know it would it just makes sense that it will but it not being accompanied with exercises is not very efficient for me right?

    Will OMAD help you or exercise? Not sure what your asking. I think your asking if OMAD will help you.
  • slurioslurio Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    blambo61 wrote: »

    Will OMAD help you or exercise? Not sure what your asking. I think your asking if OMAD will help you.

    Lol you're right, now that I read it again I don't get it either
    No problem though I decided on easing my way into working out by getting used to fasting for a few weeks first :)
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    slurio wrote: »
    blambo61 wrote: »

    Will OMAD help you or exercise? Not sure what your asking. I think your asking if OMAD will help you.

    Lol you're right, now that I read it again I don't get it either
    No problem though I decided on easing my way into working out by getting used to fasting for a few weeks first :)

    No problem!
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